All posts by Patrick Simms

CVBs Work Hard to Dispel Common Misconceptions and Tout Little Known Virtues

Convention and visitors bureaus show planners creative new ways to use their cities.

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CVBs Work Hard to Dispel Common Misconceptions and Tout Little Known Virtues

Convention and visitors bureaus show planners creative new ways to use their cities.

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New & Renovated Hotels Can Offer More for Less, Even in a Seller's Market

Booking new builds and re-builds can offset rising rates, but it’s important to hammer out the pros and cons first.

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New & Renovated Hotels Can Offer More for Less, Even in a Seller's Market

Booking new builds and re-builds can offset rising rates, but it’s important to hammer out the pros and cons first.

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Use a Targeted Strategy to Maximize Attendance

Developing an effective program takes added time and resources, but the ROI cannot be left to chance.

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Use a Targeted Strategy to Maximize Attendance

Developing an effective program takes added time and resources, but the ROI cannot be left to chance.

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Build Healthier Numbers in the Face of New Challenges

Planners must work harder than ever to overcome regulatory obstacles and demonstrate exhibitor ROI.

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Build Healthier Numbers in the Face of New Challenges

Planners must work harder than ever to overcome regulatory obstacles and demonstrate exhibitor ROI.

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When Cities Vie for Top Political Conventions, Planners Win

Cities in the running to host the Democratic National Convention are improving infrastructure and services that planners will benefit from for years to come.

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When Cities Vie for Top Political Conventions, Planners Win

Cities in the running to host the Democratic National Convention are improving infrastructure and services that planners will benefit from for years to come.

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Specialize, Partner With Other Planners and Integrate With Clients to Succeed

Independent planners excel when they concentrate on their finest skill sets and collaborate with other third parties.

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Specialize, Partner With Other Planners and Integrate With Clients to Succeed

Independent planners excel when they concentrate on their finest skill sets and collaborate with other third parties.

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Smart Design and Alternative Amenities Dispel Perception Problems

The casino is only one of the many compelling diversions available in today’s “destination” gaming resorts.

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Smart Design and Alternative Amenities Dispel Perception Problems

The casino is only one of the many compelling diversions available in today’s “destination” gaming resorts.

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Engage Attendees With Competitive Tourneys, Charity Events and Lasting Memories

In corporate America, golf events have always been a “safe bet.”

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Engage Attendees With Competitive Tourneys, Charity Events and Lasting Memories

In corporate America, golf events have always been a “safe bet.”

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Some One-Stop Shops Are Better Than Others

To a planner, a CVB is more than just a list of meeting services, it is a group of people who deliver those services with a certain disposition and personality.

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Some One-Stop Shops Are Better Than Others

To a planner, a CVB is more than just a list of meeting services, it is a group of people who deliver those services with a certain disposition and personality.

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When it comes to site selection, SMERF planners face a balancing act in designing an event that is both attractive and affordable to members.

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When it comes to site selection, SMERF planners face a balancing act in designing an event that is both attractive and affordable to members.

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